Tag Archives: tool

Why does the practice of destroying monuments, writings, and other historical artifacts continue?

To the illiterate who want to complain about the wall of text – Your input is neither required nor is it being solicited… A few things I find confusing, include the burning of the Alexandrian Library — the Roman stoic philosopher Seneca (c. 4 BCE – CE 65) refers to 40,000 books having been burnt […]

I need help identifying some stone tools?

I have four arrow heads and what I think is a small hand axe or carving tool. I had a pamphlet to help identify the cultures these artifacts came from but I’ve misplaced it. Does anyone know a good website or online database of archaeological items that I can use to identify them? More specifically […]

Trying to find out what my Indian artifact is?

I have a stone tool of some sort that was found in a field in Catawba County NC, so probably came from Catawba Indians. It is smooth,crescent shaped, with rounded ends. It has these indentions across it that look like finger marks or something. Also, there is a small edge on one of the rounded […]

Indian Artifact Help/Arrowhead/Tomahawk?

I found this oddly shaped stone in a cave in Tennessee several years back. Rumor has it that Indians occupied the area and after examining the stone, it appears to be a hatchet or a tomahawk. As you can see from the picture, the small end is rounded off and at the wider end the […]

Native American tool?

Could anyone I.D. this native american stone tool by description? It was found near the Montrose Ark. area approx. in the 1950’s. It is a small black stone artifact of fine craftsmanship and polished very smooth. It is 3 1/4 inch long by 1/2 inch deep bye 7/8 inches wide. Both ends are v-notched. The […]

Paleo Indian stone tool artifacts — how can tell a reproduction from a genuine artifact?

I love Clovis points. I have been craving to buy one on eBay. But I can’t tell the genuine from the fakes. Some have days which you can inspect the goods or you can get a refund. I have a microscope. But I don’t know what to look for.

How can someone prove/tell if something is a real native american artifact?

My cousin found a hunk of driftwood a few weeks ago that is oddly shaped. It appears to be a digging tool possibly used by native americans, though we are unsure. It was buried, which seems rather odd considering he was at Lake Michigan, though it is obviously possible that it was simply stuck in […]